I’ve still been struggling to blog daily. My life as a single dad and just trying to get in a little exercise on the side has left little time to blog. Full disclosure here I have not been the best time manager lately. I’ve found myself wasting way too much time playing on my phone and watching movies. Maybe I’m trying to catch up from a year of Ironman training, but I have to refocus my priorities.
In addition to wasting my time, I had been eating really crappy lately. I would say my eating has been whatever the heck I felt like eating with no regard to health or impact on my body. After being totally disgusted with my eating, I decided to do a lemon master cleanse for 10 days. For 10 days I will be only consuming a tonic of lemon, water, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup. I’m currently on day 6 and after the first two days, I have been able to manage the cleanse with little change in my lifestyle.
I have been swimming, running, biking, and weightlifting just not in a heavy dose. I hope to post some of my past trainings on this blog, but we will just see how it goes.
So after working all night from 11pm to 7am, I got off work and rushed to Lucky’s Lake for my now ritual open water swim. I have been swimming all year with no wetsuit. After the first couple of times, you just embrace the cold temp and keep swimming. Today was special because I was joined by my homies Willie and Sincy. Seeing black triathletes is a rare thing indeed, but 3 living within a 3 mile radius is really a blessing. Both Willie and Sincy are in training for the Haines City half Ironman on April 12th of this year!
The water temp was a balmy 61 degrees, but I swam confidently even though I had been up all night and had no food in my stomach. For the second set I swam out to the first buoy and back for close to a mile swim. I’m really starting to find my peace in the water. I can really allow my body to relax and just enjoy the swim. I’m so glad I stuck with swimming and didn’t give up when it got discouraging or difficult.
It is now less than 50 days until the South Beach Triathlon Olympic race. I have not been able to train beastmode style, but I am confident I can improve on my performance since my last Olympic race at Escape to Miami. We shall see……